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Unbelievably Underrated Beatles Song.
1 March 2011
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Nigel the good dog said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

It would take a long time, but It might happen.


At least it is a possibility for you. My friend I tried to convert, stated that she will never become a Beatles fan. It made me sad :( Good luck!
 

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Most of them say that to annoy me. Don't be expectant though.
I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
12 March 2011
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"I'll Follow The Sun", "I've Just Seen A Face" and "For No One", if it counts.

12 March 2011
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I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
18 March 2011
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I have two to add to your deliberations. The first is "If I Fell", surely one of Johns most beautiful melodies most ably abetted by Pauls magnificent harmony. The second is "There's A Place" which I think is the real standout song on their debut. There is something about that song, in context it sounds like the future happening now, and , in my opinion, it was the signpost that there was something really special happening here.a-hard-days-night-john-4 

19 March 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I totally agree with you.  If I fell is is a beautiful song. never thought of There's a place that way though. a-hard-days-night-paul-8

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
19 March 2011
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I've Just Seen a Face and Long, Long, Long…Face is just so much fun. I love the guitar on it. Long, Long, Long is very soothing to me.

"You can manicure a cat but can you caticure a man?" John Lennon- Skywriting by Word of Mouth
19 March 2011
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There's A Place feels like it should have been given to somebody.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
20 January 2013
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10 underrated songs in no particular order

Misery (love the la la la)

What Goes On (describes me a little)

I Want To Tell You (used to be my life until I became Yesterday… figure out the constellation)

Leave My Kitten Alone (should have been on Beatles for Sale)

Don't Ever Change (thinking of making a remake and changing the lyrics and singing it to somebody)

What You're Doing (love the drums and guitar matches the vocals so well)

In Spite Of All The Danger (my favorite Anthology track)

Words Of Love (I think it's one of their best covers)

Young Blood (you go George)

If You've Got Troubles (I want to sing this to my cousin… see how she feels then Muh ha ha ha (cough) I need a life)

The Incedibly True Story THat Never Ends. By Sam.

Best Friend: WHat are you listening to

Me: The Beatles

Best Friend: Go Figure

12 February 2013
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c64wood said
Continuing my trek through Past Masters Vol. 2, I came across, "Old Brown Shoe".  I'll put that at the same level of under-rated as Don't Let Me Down".  You never hear them or about them much, but when you do, you're like, "Wow!  Why weren't these big hits?!!?"

I agree, this song is just amazing especially the guitar solo in the middle! Another underated one on Past Masters by george is The Inner Light. Mother Natures son is also incredibly underated, I especially like the introduction on that one. 

 

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13 February 2013
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A few that come to mind..

I tend to listen to the most popular and known ones less (even though some I really love, like "Yesterday"…  I almost melted to the floor when he played it at the concert) because I've heard them so much more over the years, being singles.

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

13 February 2013
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"Hey Bulldog" hands down.

It was more than under-rated; it was UNKNOWN for 40 or so years

1) It appeared on the original Yellow Submarine album – an album few people bought due to all the uninteresting incidental orchestral music

2) The song (and corresponding sequence) were cut out of the American version of the Yellow Submarine movie.

Result: a cult song known to just a few people (relatively speaking) until the re-release of the album, now with all the good stuff on it, and then more recently Rock Band.

 

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15 February 2013
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RAIN!

Just listen to the best drumming Ringo ever did, the brilliant voices (with backwards singing!) and the great atmosphere that the song transmits

Quite justly this song is often called "the Best B-side ever"

15 February 2013
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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
"Hey Bulldog" hands down.

 

I agree. Once you hear that riff, you can't ignore it :D

I don't know if it's really underrated, but I would say The Fool On The Hill, it's such a great song.

And Love You To: am I the only one who can listen to it 4-5 times in a row? (probably yes)

 

15 February 2013
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Loony-Lucy said

And Love You To: am I the only one who can listen to it 4-5 times in a row? (probably yes)

 Nope, you´re not ahdn_george_08a-hard-days-night-george-9

 

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15 February 2013
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It's been mentioned a few times on here, but just to emphasize – "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party"

15 February 2013
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Runfyl said ""I Don't Want To Spoil The Party"

100% agree. Even by Beatle standards, those harmonies are great.

And as an 11 year old,  that super-electric electric guitar solo had me pining for an electric guitar…. (I tried to make my acoustic guitar sound electric by plucking way down by the bridge. No go.)

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15 February 2013
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Watching the BBC's re-recording of Please Please Me at the moment. Have been reminded of There's a Place. Everyone talks about the end of their straight boy-meets-girl love songs coming in 1965, with songs like The Word. They binned the straight boy-meets-girl love songs with this one, the first song recorded for their first album, and a song that – if you look at the lyrics – gave hints at where they were to go. "And it's my mind, and there's no time, when I'm alone…"!

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15 February 2013
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Pff there's a loooong list of underrated songs. I think that if I'd make a list of overrated Beatles songs, I'd be done sooner than underrated songs, because there are so many!

Few examples: I've Just Seen A Face, there's a place, Love You To (actually most of George's songs except for Here Comes The Sun and Something.), I'll Follow The Sun (this is really one of my favourites), Things We Said Today, Tell Me What You See, etc.

15 February 2013
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My entire perception of what's underrated is thrown off because I learned most of the songs through Revolver via the cartoon. So to my inner 8-year-old, if there was an episode and animation for a sing-along, there must have been some agreed-upon merit to the song. To this day, it surprises me to hear people slag certain songs as subpar. I have some I like more than others, of course, but usually I envision a storyline or at least a visual concept, increasing the song's appeal.

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

15 February 2013
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mja6758 said
Watching the BBC's re-recording of Please Please Me at the moment. Have been reminded of There's a Place. Everyone talks about the end of their straight boy-meets-girl love songs coming in 1965, with songs like The Word. They binned the straight boy-meets-girl love songs with this one, the first song recorded for their first album, and a song that – if you look at the lyrics – gave hints at where they were to go. "And it's my mind, and there's no time, when I'm alone…"!

Watching it on Sky+ and its weird as i keep expecting Beatle harmonies and backing vocals on the songs and either they're not there or different (obviously). A Taste Of Honey is on and i keep expecting the "doo doo doo doo"'s from George and John. And where's George M, weird not seeing him in a Beatles show. Its certainly better than the Beatles '62 Love Me Do BBC programme last October which really irritated me.

There's A Place is definately underrated but also Anna which has a killer John vocal and wonderful backing vocals.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
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